On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • A fishing trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland
  • KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barron, American singer & songwriter (Spin Doctors), born in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor, born in Iceland
  • Marcus Grönholm, Finnish rally driver, born in Kauniainen, Finland
  • Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Regina Rajchitova, Czech tennis star, born in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
  • Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Will Furrer, American football quarterback (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers), born in Danville, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
1968 Highlights

About February 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius